Seven fallen Maryland servicemen and women were ushered into the Circle of the Immortals.
Tiny American flags adorned almost 3,000 graves at the Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens today. They symbolized the 3,000 Maryland veterans buried at the Timonium cemetary, where today thousands gathered to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives at war. Seven men and women of the armed forces were welcomed Monday into what the cemetary calls the "Circle of the Immortals"—a memorial shrine dedicated in 1967 and reserved for Marylanders killed in action. The seven men and women who have died in the last year were: About 130 Marylanders have died serving their country since the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan alone. ________ Who are you honoring today? Tell us who and why in the comments section below.
Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens adds 10 veterans to the Circle of the Immortals.
About 3,500 veterans are buried at the Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, and 10 more have been added over the last year. On Memorial Day, their graves were decorated with American flags and flowers. Their families were honored with service awards. Decorated military officials—including Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown—spoke kind words about them. A crowd of hundreds gathered at the Timonium cemetery Monday to remember the nine men who died in the line of duty while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The nine men honored on Monday were: Air Force Msgt. Tara R. Brown, of Bowie, MD, was killed on April 27, 2011. She will be honored at the 2012 Memorial Day ceremony. The men and woman of the …